God Squad wrote:Jedzz wrote:cberry78 wrote:That dude is 5'11 in shoes, with lifts. He's a talented scorer, but he just doesn't have the height to make it in the League. No amount of character can make up for lacking height in the NBA, especially in this era.
I'm not sure you could ask for much more from a bench PG. In those clips you can see him crossing up and dusting players like Kawhi and Green like walking through water. If he can do that to them... Sure that size is going to be a defensive liability. But from the bench do you really care if he's scoring and setting up others so well? Your other bench players could be better defenders, but players that can't create anything for themselves.
Both past and present, teams keep adding them. There is a role for these guys if they have game. Take a look how many.
Guys like Kyle Lowry at 6ft get things done. DJ Augustine is 5-11.
Kemba is 6-1 on a tall day with a generous yardstick.
Boston's Carson Edwards 5-11, Chris Chiozza Nets 5-11, Trae Young at 6-1 is Atlantas future, Waters 5-10 for Boston,
Clemons 5-9 Rockets addition his past year. JMac 5-11 for MN past year. Did Isaiah Thomas or Barea not last a long while?
The height of all these other players is still a liability. But what they bring to the table can be amazing. Would you pay Kyle Lowry 30 mil like he got last year if he was frozen at his 35 yr old play? Special players are special. But if you can get special for undrafted deals and be able to use them from bench? Now that can be special for a team trying to take the next step.I'll take your word for it.cberry78 wrote:And please, don't try to talk to Suns fans about whether character matters or not, we almost brought down the entire league in the 80's with our drug scandal.
Suns fans. Don't let this Wolf fan sell you on the Timberwolves scraps. No one in the league is going out of their way for McLaughlin lol. IMO suns need to aim higher and get a vet to bring a winning mentality. McLaughlin has been losing his whole career, nothing he can bring from the wolves will help with winning long term. IMO he's only here to test out the Booker market for his Timberpups.
Not sure who you are or what you are selling...are you trying to sell Lowry this offseason? McLaughlin hasn't had a career yet. You don't even know who we are talking about. We are already beyond the reason I came. I've been shut down on that. I was just offering info on a free to claim player.